Michael Fritch has been farming for 15 years on his fifth-generation family farm near Mitchellville in Jasper County with his dad, Lonne, where he grows corn, soybeans, and hay as well as a cow/calf operation. He graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy.
Michael currently serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director representing District No. 5.
He employs the use of no-till and cover crops because he says that water quality is extremely important to his farm as he hope to pass it on to the next generation. Fritch is a graduate of the Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (I-LEAD) Class 7 and has also completed the Pioneer Next Generation Program. He is president of the Dallas/Polk County Corn Growers and is currently serving his second year on the Iowa Corn Exports and The Grain Trade Committee. He also sits on the U.S. Grains Council Asia Pacific Action Team. Hel has a passion for educating youth about the importance of agriculture as well as showing the public that farmers care about water quality.
Michael and his three children Stephanie, Cooper and Carson reside on his farm near Mitchellville. They all enjoy various 4-H projects and being involved in their church.